Kuwait ruler backs Egyptian government

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait’s emir has expressed his country’s support for the “Egyptian government and people” in a telephone call to Egypt’s embattled president, state-run KUNA news agency reported.

By (AFP)

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Published: Sun 30 Jan 2011, 4:33 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:30 AM

Shaikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah telephoned President Hosni Mubarak late Saturday night and told him that “Kuwait stands with the government and people of Egypt,” KUNA said.

The emir also said he was confident Egyptian “brothers will overcome this delicate stage so the country can enjoy security and stability.”

“The state of Kuwait condemns acts of violence, arson and destruction and frightening of peaceful citizens,” KUNA cited the emir as telling Mubarak.

The monarch of Saudi Arabia also telephoned Mubarak, expressing support for the Egyptian government and blasting those undermining Egypt’s security and stability, according to the official SPA news agency.

King Abdullah, in Morocco recovering from back surgery performed in the United States, condemned “intruders” who were “tampering with Egypt’s security and stability ... in the name of freedom of expression.”

Saudi Arabia, he added in the Saturday morning call, “stands with all its means with the government and people of Egypt.”

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